William Thomas Keating VI William Thomas Keating VI (aged 29) went peacefully to be with His Lord and Savior on Monday, March 11th, after a year-long battle with Metastatic Thyroid Cancer. Bill fought long and hard against all odds to stay with his girls for as long as he could. He is survived by the love of his life, Katy Lynne (Lunsted) Keating, and his daughters, Madison Grace (6), Evelyn Delphine (4), Adilyn Mae (2) and Lillyanne Thomas (8 mos.) His girls were the joy of his life. Katy and Bill met at Ferris State University in the fall of 2001 and were married in July 2005. He is also survived by his parents William Thomas Keating V and Colleen Marie (Nugent) Keating; his sister Shannon Marie Keating (Justin Bennett) and nephew Jackson Keating Bennett; his brother Jonathan Tyrel Keating (Michelle Keating); Grandmothers Dianne Nugent and Evelyn Keating; Aunts and Uncles: Anne and Don Richter, Patrick and Michelle Nugent, Liza and Charles Schultz, and his very special Aunt Martha Domermuth who always took overnight hospital duties; and many cousins. Bill graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 2001. While at Central, he was involved in football, baseball, swimming and golf. He received Associates Degrees in Machine Tooling and Plastics Technology from Ferris State University in Michigan in 2005. Bill started his career in tooling at 16 years old when he went to work for Cutters Tool and Grinding in Battle Creek while attending high school. He also worked for HS Die in Grand Rapids. When Katy got a teaching job in South Carolina, they moved to Columbia and Bill worked for FN Manufacturing and most recently at Pure Power Technologies. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 pm on Saturday March 16th, 2013 at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home, 4645 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends Friday March 15, 2013 at the funeral home beginning at 6:00 pm. Memorial Contributions may be made for Bill's girls to the Keating Family Fund, c/o First Citizens Bank P. O. Box 748 Blythewood, SC 29016 There will be another Celebration Service in Battle Creek, Michigan on June 8th, 2013. Details will be posted on the Team Bill Keating Facebook page as they are finalized. Please sign the online guest book at www.kornegayandmoseley.com
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 15, 2013